Training a Dog for Your Personal Protection

Have you ever heard that a military dog attacked his master? Did you notice that any dog in the police ever barks on or bites any staff? Surely not, because such animals were trained enough. The dog is a trustworthy mammal on earth if it is being taught well.

In the old age, the dog was particularly kept for the security of land and other animals only. But nowadays, there are a lot more reasons other than this. One of them is their own safety, especially for those who go for a walk at night or living in critical areas.

Keep in mind that not all types of dogs are capable of handling protection assistance. Doberman, a Belgian Malinois, Rottweiler, and German shepherd are some of the protective breeds that are suitable for this.

Advantages of Such Dog

  • They are better than a gun
  • They have a genuine capability of knowing the threat
  • Criminal usually stay alert if they notice such animal
  • Become a family member

How to Train a Dog?

There are several things to ensure while teaching a dog. Keep in mind that nothing is impossible yet not too easy.

Mrs. Martha Don is a senior research analyst in Crowd Writer. In one of her analysis about animals, she said:

“An animal is the best learner. Because it concentrates and focuses only on what it’s master shows. However, the human’s brain mostly distracts through stuff in his surroundings. That’s the reason, teaching a child is a difficult task and tutor need exciting activities for retaining the kid’s attention over a particular concept. Therefore, the word teaching is suitable for animals. But for humans, I prefer the word facilitation.”

Even professional trainers also struggle hard to teach a puppy how to react and what to do in strange situations. It takes several days and numerous hours. Furthermore, distinct citizens require a different type of actions from it.

Examples for securing the master:

  1. Some people want only barking dogs.
  2. Some others need a puppy to bite.

Common Teachings

There are three basic pieces of training every master should conduct and wish to see from his/her dog.

  1. Obedience
  2. Tracking
  3. Personal Protection

Professional facilitators usually use the most common strategies named as “Schutzhund”, “French Ring”, and “Mondio”. They are different in procedures but have a common aim, i.e., to cover-up above three fundamental habits.

To train a dog for personal protection, it is essential to establish temperaments in a puppy.

1) Obedience

Following up of all of the basic instructions are counted as obeying the master. Sitting, standing, walking, running, stopping, and other activities must perform upon the command of the handler. This is the first and mandatory step to achieve. If the animal does not accept your order, you could not train it further.

2) Socialism

It is also necessary to make the dog a socialized member of your family. Obviously, friends, visitors, and relatives come to meet you. If the puppy is not habitual of being friendly, it will bark or bite them. Therefore, the best practice is to take your pet on a walk daily. When the master will meet someone and stop it on shouting someone, it will learn not to bark on everyone. Thus, cooperative behavior will be developed.

3) On-Demand Barking

Either the dog causes barking is depressed, boredom or noticing something strange. Expert trainers suggest taking it on a walk or provide too many exercises. Such activities make your puppy tired. As a result, it will feed and then sleep. After a time, the nature of the dog will change and it will not bark in ordinary situations.

4) Controlling the Jumps

By default, small puppies jump over people to greet them or reacting on excitement. But when they grown-up, this habit become the characteristic. It is crucial to train it not to jump over everyone. Here is a smart way to change this tradition of jumping. Whenever it bounces to you, stop her and give instructions of going back, sitting, and feeding. It will upset in the beginning, but later on, this act will be normal for both of you.

5) Defensive Training

To teach the defense, here is an exciting exercise. Take your dog and run around the house or the property you want your puppy to guard. When you notice that it will run before you then go to the next step. Let it run alone and you are just watching and giving time. After a month, assign someone (unknown for your pet) to come in your property and create noise. By nature, the puppy will trace the voice. When that guy sees your dog pretend that he frightened from it and ran away. Continuously repeat each step for a month at least to train your dog when and how to react.

By: Stella Lincoln

Stella Lincoln is an energetic young woman and a mother of a sweet girl. She also trained her own pet for basic protection. By profession, she is animal behavior researcher at AcademistHelp. She part-time assists students on AustralianMaster platform as a guide trainer. Stella’s dog takes care of her sweet girl in her absence for short duration.

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